Croydon is a dynamic, busy and exciting place to live and work. Our buzzing south London borough always gets people talking.
From its urban street life in the north to more suburban areas in the south, Croydon has something for everyone, including some of the capital’s more affordable housing, so let’s bust these myths!
“Croydon isn’t in London, I don’t want to work in the suburbs”
Actually Croydon is a London borough – and the fact that we straddle the Surrey borders gives us the best of both worlds. Working for us you’ll get to experience an exciting and vibrant urban, inner city area mixed with leafy suburbia. They both bring their challenges and rewards – that’s what we love about our Trust. Getting to work is easy too. Commuters can get fast trains from Central London and be in Croydon within 20minutes, with trains from the south, including Gatwick and Brighton just as plentiful.
“Working for Croydon Health Services means I won’t get paid London weighting”
Technically we do pay London Weighting – it’s just the outer London amount, so not much different from other London trusts. Also travelling to Croydon means no extortionate Zone 1 travel costs, and exaggerated living costs you find in inner London areas.
“What’s so good about Croydon?”
Croydon is a vibrant environment, with big businesses setting up home – creating jobs and an exciting social atmosphere to rival any London town centre. New housing developments, which are more affordable than other London areas, are being built across the borough and the transport links are second to none. It really is a great place to live, work and enjoy.
If you like shopping…
You will be glad to hear that work on a brand new Westfield Shopping Centre is due to start in 2019, bringing a world-class shopping and entertainment venue to thousands of visitors in central Croydon.
If you like socialising…
Your options are plentiful – from the industrial themed food outlet of Box Park, to the numerous venues in the Restaurant Quarter and Croydon’s bustling bar scene, there is always somewhere to enjoy time with friends and family on your days off.
If you like arts and culture…
The newly refurbished Fairfield Halls, (due to open in late 2018) means a return of live entertainment to the town centre. If street art is your thing, head down to Croydon’s Arts Quarter where you will find the work of artists adorning the walls and shutters of local businesses.
If you like meeting different people…
Croydon is a hub of diversity – you will meet someone from every corner of the globe in central Croydon, many of them in the venues mentioned above. We also have one of the youngest, talented populations in London – Stormzy was born here, Adele went to school here and with many others following in their footsteps, the future is bright for Croydon!